Sue G in PA Posted March 2, 2008 Share Posted March 2, 2008 I'm gathering my supplies. Reading my books. Preparing to begin our Nature Study. I just have a few questions: 1. Is your Nature Study formal and organized? What I mean is do you pick a topic, read about it and then have the dc go and look for some particular, specific animal, aspect of nature based upon what you've read? 2. Do you "wing it"? To be more specific...do you just take your sketch pad and pencils and tell the dc to find something interesting to them? Then, you talk about it, perhaps read about it when you return home if they are interested in learning more? 3.Are you somewhere in between? 4. Do you only do Nature Study as part of a more formal science curriculum? Example: you are studying Botany and so your nature study is ONLY studying plants, trees, pollinators, etc.? Part of me wants to "wing it" and let my dc discover nature at their own pace, own interest levels, etc. with no rhyme or reason to it. The other part of me just can't wrap my brain around the "looseness" of it. HELP! I'd like to get started so when the baby comes in a month my dc are well equipped to do some nature observations on their own (in the backyard) while I'm recuperating/resting w/baby. KWIM? Sorry so many questions...so new to this...but so excited! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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